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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L abs VIN: WAUED28D6W
The ABS on this car energizes briefly at almost exactly 20mph about 1/3 of the time when braking down past that speed. No codes are stored. Knowing the problems with the modules we have sent the module off to be tested and rebuilt. This made no change. All of ...
2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L abs VIN: WAUM54D01N
Im in this car with a vagcom tool and am triing to see if i can zero the steering angle sensor in basic settings 04 i think its supposed to be the first option but its not giving me the option in there. When i checked the output of the sensor on the scan tool ...
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEF78E96
audi tech, please help. car came in with check engine light on. 2dtc p2187 & p0441. replace evap purge valve and crankcase vent valve. car came back in 3days with same dtc. fuel trim slightly lean, smoke test on intake and evap system, no leak found at all. ba... Trouble codes: P2187 (bank 1 system too lean at idle no siganl communication), P0441 (evap emission control system incorrect flow lower limit exceed)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L abs VIN: WBAAM3338Y
I have a 323 with the dsc light on inter. codes from my autologic are A5 and A6 pressure sensor 1 and 2 faults. Clear codes and A5 re-occurs just idleing in shop without moving. I see no reference to A5 and A6 codes, can any one clue me in and maybe common occ...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33426
I really need help on this one! I pulled a code 10082 and mitchel says no info/dealer only. I checked secondary air pump and it was inop. I checked inputs at relay and they were all there...relay smoked...high amp draw at air pump...moisture damage. Replaced a... Trouble codes: 10082 (p1416 secondary air valve)
2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L no tiptronic shifing VIN: WBANF73587
hello all, we have this 2007 bmw 530xi with a tiptronic automatic. it does not have paddle shifters. when you move the shifter over to use the tiptronic shifting, the car does not register that you are in tiptronic mode. it shifts completely normally otherwise...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L voltmeter VIN: SAJGX5243W
car came in to us with a complaint of dead battery and numerous indicator lamps illuminated. charged and tested battery and found it to be defective. replaced battery and tested charging system. charging voltage was normal but red lamp on voltmeter was illumin...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L readiness VIN: WDBJF55F1T
Please help - (refer to repair history) the problem I have is that I/we cannot get this car to set any readiness monitors (with the exception of continuos monitors) - after being used enough to require a tank of fuel - Have tried many drive cycle strategys (fr...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBLK65G63
problem with drivers window,will go up then stop 3-4 inches from top.i know from reading the archives that there is a relearn procedure,i have tried them all with no success.i have a snap on solus that is up to date and can not find any door/window data.does a...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF81J65
hi guys i need some help with this fine piece of german enginering. i tryed everything i could think of. alldata says this model has a 2.6 but it has a 3.2 according to the hood sticker.i swapped coils,plugs,injectors,compression test cyl. and smoke test intak... Trouble codes: P0306
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Turn Signals VIN: WDBUF87J06
customer states that many times when starting the car the climate control, turn signals, some of the instrument and all steering wheel controls do not work. When this happens he shuts it off and restarts it many times and they all will start working. We have b...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L A/C system VIN: 3VWSE29M7X
I got on this after the used engine was installed after a little research found out the origional engine was AAA code and replacement engine is AFP. scanned ecu came up with , 17748 , camshaft/crankshaft position sensor incorrect allocation , which I reaslize ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH23BXY
originally vehicle came in with a p0420 code (cat efficency)we replaced cats and o2's at that time and proceeded to do maint t-belt replacement. also did tune up and have used only factory parts including vw cats and o2 sensors. cat codes went away but air inj... Trouble codes: P1411, P1423
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWSD29M7
Have 2000 Jetta with 1.8 turbo. Came in with check engine light found P0411 code for sec air flow. Checked vac. hoses and found hose broke at deverter valve. Replaced hose and tested valve was ok. Ran pump motor and operates normal. Tested bypass valve and hol... Trouble codes: P0411
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L power windows and horn VIN: 3VWCK21C01
this haunted beetle came to me because it justs randomly rolls the windows down,blows the horn and sometimes blows the horn.It does this when its parked with no keys in it.Not sure where to start ,there are no blown fuses and everything seems to work ...
2008 Volkswagen R32 3.2L Lighting VIN: WVWKC71K88
thanks for checking this one out! going to need a vw tech for this one! this car cam into us from body shop with complaint of inop r/f headlamp (xenon system). we use the system on a laptop. bulbs and ignitiors were both good. we actually found that af...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Fuel Filter VIN: YV1LW5547W
Trying to replace the fuel filter. Can't get the lines off. I have the plastic sleeves unsnaped forward but cant pull the lines off the filter.I don't know what to do next or where to go. I have a new OEM Volvo filter to put on. Where the lines go on the tubes...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L engine shudders VIN: YV1LS55A1X
I've got two 1999 non-turbo S70's that do this funny engine-shudder thing when coming to a stop, every time. Engine can be stone cold or warmed up. Will also do it if put in neutral while coasting. But won't do it if put in drive while stopped, moved slowly, t...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Vehicle stalls at times after getting hot. Will restart with no problem. Once hot vehicle will start and idle fine. Put into gear and it dies. Will restart fine. After driving a while and coming to a stop car will also die. Had a cam sensor codes. But cel only...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L No Start-Low Compression VIN: YV1TS91D92
This Volvo came to us partially disassembled from a previous shop. It had sold at auction-with unknown history. Timing covers and small parts were already removed. We checked the timing belt and all looked good-pulleys lined up as per specification. Old timing...

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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L abs VIN: SAJEA53D82
sorry it took so long to close this. first off thanks for all the help. the rear rings were rusted apart on this vehicle replaced cv joint car has not been back.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4Matic VIN: WDBED90E6N
thanks for all the tips, waiting for customer to ok hydraulic valve, cant find any rebuilts if any one knows where to get a rebuilt one please let me know, thanks
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cam timing VIN: WDB2020282
Hi all, the merc is fixed, thanks to eric, and particular thanks to steve botherton the info and photos were great, i decided not to use the u seal on the top timing case, i just used sealant and it worked a treat, no leaks at all. agian thanks to all without ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E4X
Thanks to everyone, overwhelming responses for MAF sensor, that was the fix, as most said, went with the OEM and all turned out well, Thanks, Brian. Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J91
Thanks for replies.After proceeding to replace fuel filter and clean fuel rail with no improvement and verifying there was no exhaust back pressure,I began to suspect the "known good" air mass meter I had installed at the outset of this ordeal.Sure enough a ne...
1993 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Red TCS light on VIN: YS3CL48M8P
Pete from MA was corect. The CTS from CQ was a one size fits all and not corect for this vehicle. Thanks to Yuvall who probably has forgotten more about these cars than I'll ever know. As I said in my post this vehicle had multiple issues. Once Yuvall helped u... Trouble codes: P0113, P0120, P0130, P0105 (MAP sensor), P0105 (MAP sensor), P0110 (IAT sensor).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWCF21C3Y
Well, almost all of you said my injection timing was off and you were correct. We weren't the 180 degrees out some of you thought, but it was off a tooth. We reset the injector (this time we used an allen wrench to hold it in place). Our cam and crank timin...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCP21C62
Thanks for all the replies. Lot's of good information presented. As most indicated' intake carbon was the culprit. The shutdown flap was sticking in the bore cutting off air supply- when she popped open vehicle ran fine. Cleaned the shutter and no trouble sinc...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3VWDT81K76
Thank you all so much for the input. I decided to skip this job, sent them to Frank in Lockwood, MO. He is a specialist, if you need his number, then e-mail me. I don't foresee doing many of these, so I didn't want to fork out the cash for the tools. Also nee...
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